Thomas J. Henry Law Announces Appointment of New CEO John Sweeney
SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 26, 2019 — Thomas J. Henry Law, a Top 10 law firm in the country, announces the appointment of John Sweeney as the firm’s Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2019.
“After conducting an exhaustive executive search in 2018 our firm has selected an internationally respected legal executive with a wealth of corporate and law firm experience who will thrive in our highly dynamic environment. I wanted a strong leader to accelerate what is already working very well for our firm and John’s unique ability to translate my vision and strategy into world-class execution make him the perfect fit,” said founder Thomas J. Henry.
“Once I understood the business model and strong commitment to their clients I knew I wanted to be a part of Thomas J. Henry Trial Attorneys,” said Sweeney. “I’m joining a powerhouse law firm that has developed a recession proof business model and ranked as a Top 50 employer in the country by Glassdoor. This is a testament to the character and culture of the firm that has been built over 25 years and will continue to improve for the benefit of our professionals, staff and clients.”
“The firm is always getting the largest verdicts in the country and their trial attorneys have some of the best compensation packages I have ever seen in my 25 years of consulting on the subject. You need to look no further than the new Summer Associate Program offering the highest salary of any law firm in the United States as evidence of the commitment to attracting the most talented legal minds and being the best law firm in the country!” Sweeney stated.
Mr. Sweeney has held senior executive positions with Thomson Reuters, Ricoh Corporation, IBM and most recently as CEO of Litigation Professional Services advising major law firms and corporations around the world on strategy development and the business of law. He has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post and CIO Magazine for business innovation and recognized by Law Dragon as a Top 100 Legal Strategist in the United States. He has consulted to some of the largest corporations and firms in the world including DLA Piper, Akin Gump, O’Melveny & Myers, DuPont, Zurich Financial Services and Bristol Myers Squib.
John Sweeney replaces former CEO Michael E. Henry. Michael E. Henry joined the Thomas J. Henry Law in 1997 and had a successful and established career with the firm.
About Thomas J. Henry Law
Thomas J. Henry Law is one of the largest plaintiffs’ firms in the country. The firm currently houses more than 150 attorneys and 350 supporting staff in eight office locations across Texas in San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Austin, El Paso and Houston.
Each year, the firm is consistently recognized for achieving record-breaking verdicts and industry milestones.
In 2018, Newsweek.com named Thomas J. Henry one of the “Best Personal Injury Attorneys” in the country.
In 2017, the firm achieved one of the 10 largest verdicts recorded in Texas for the year (awarded in 2017 to Thomas J. Henry by Texas Lawyer, an ALM company). That same year, the firm was also recognized as achieving the #1 Texas Car Accident, Bus Accident and Negligent Supervision Verdicts for the year (awarded in 2017 to Thomas J. Henry by TopVerdict.com).
In 2016, Forbes Magazine named Thomas J. Henry a “Texas Leader in Law,” noting Thomas J. Henry’s ability to secure large financial awards, his positive reputation among professional peers, and his dedication to philanthropy at the local, national and global levels. That same year, Thomas J. Henry was featured in Legal Leaders’ Texas’ Top Rated Lawyer guide and received the Litigator Award for extraordinary achievements in the fields of auto accident, catastrophic injury, personal injury and negligent security litigation.
Thomas J. Henry is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum – the latter of which is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States with less than 1% of U.S. lawyers listed as members. Thomas J. Henry has also been declared a Lifetime Charter member of Rue Ratings’ “Best Attorneys in America.”